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Student Groups

Student Groups

Discover a vibrant community of artists at our arts college, where you can collaborate, perform, and enjoy artistic pursuits with other students by joining one of the many student groups at the ACA. Explore our student groups to find the perfect fit for your interests and aspirations.

Athenian Players

The Athenian Players are the resident theatre company for Drama & Theatre Arts programs and produce three plays a year. Cast and crew include students, faculty, as well as the local Alabama community of theatre artists at large. Our theatres include a black box theatre and a state-of-the-art recital hall.

Calhoun Chorale

The Calhoun Chorale is the premier mixed ensemble (SATB) at the college and has between 16 and 40 members. Though vocal music majors and minors are required to participate, all other students are welcome. This ensemble performs music of all periods and gives performances throughout the year at various events. Permission of instructor and audition required.

Calhoun Show Band

This high energy ensemble performs R&B, Country, Rock, Jazz, New Orleans style Brass Band, Soul, and many other styles. Though a requirement for instrumental majors and minors, all students are welcome to join. Permission of instructor and an audition is required for participation in this ensemble.

American Advertising Federation

This club strives to connect visual communications students with industry professionals in the North Alabama chapter of the American Advertising Federation. This organization provides internship and scholarship opportunities as well as professional portfolio guidance. To learn more, contact the Dean of Fine Arts, Kimberly Parker, at (256) 306-2701 or

The Art Club Box

This group brings art students together to host various activities on campus and in the community and travels to local elementary, middle, and high schools to educate students about art majors. To learn more, contact visual communications instructor Jax Vadney at (256) 306-2703 or

Drama Club

This club’s purpose is to foster student interest in theatre arts by participating in theatre performances. To learn more, contact Theatre Instructor Lauren Cantrell at (256) 260-3008 or

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society promotes artistic excellence at the collegiate level and beyond by maintaining high academic excellence. Kappa Pi recognizes deserving artists and those interested in and supportive of the arts at Athens State University. ​Membership in Kappa Pi is open to visual arts majors.

Multimedia Club

The Multimedia Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to experiment with and gain hands-on experience in the continuously evolving communications mediums of television, radio, digital photography and multimedia production. The club also serves as a forum to inform, educate and entertain. Students engage in fun-filled activities via special exhibits, seminars, production shoots and studio recordings. To learn more, contact Director of Public Relations and Digital Media Wes Torain at (256) 306-2965 or

Other Student Activities & Clubs

The student groups listed above take place at the Alabama Center for the Arts. A wider range of student groups is available for ACA students of Calhoun Community College or Athens State University.

Community Arts Organizations

Decatur, Alabama is rich in the arts and offers additional ways to get involved off campus. Local theatre groups include Bank Street Players and Dream Weavers who perform at the Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts just across the street from the ACA main campus. The Princess Theatre also is host to a wide range of musical and theatrical performances. Carnegie Visual Arts Center, also located in Downtown Decatur, provides arts programs, collections, and events, to encourage greater involvement in art at all levels and ages in the community.